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    Posted February 28, 2013 by
    Murdock, Minnesota
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    Catholics: Your views on new pope

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    Final departure of Pope Benedict XVI


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    By Jannet Walsh
    Murdock, Minn.



    I was moved to tears while watching on TV the final departure of Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican on his final day as Pope.

    The world is watching this man that could be the age of their own grandfather step down as the Holy Father. As a Catholic, I found myself attached to every moment, watching to see this man as the spiritual leader to the world, even snapping a photo of my TV with my iPhone, as if I was really there in person.

    Today I watched history of the Pope that normally would only depart his office at the time of his death. This scholar, wise man, now retired Pope, could be giving more than the Church can understand at this moment. His early departure will be a significant mark in history.

    Catholic or not, the world will be wondering where the next Pope will come from in the world. Why not a non European? I only pray for the best selection for the next Pope.

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